New study questions the use of antipsychotics to manage delirium in the terminally ill – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

New study questions the use of antipsychotics to manage delirium in the terminally ill – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The benefit of antipsychotics for the management of delirium in terminally ill patients has been called into question by a randomized trial in which 247 inpatients of a hospice or palliative care service with mild to moderately severe delirium were assigned oral risperidone, haloperidol or placebo every 12 hours for 72 hours. Patients who received … Continue reading

NEW! Current Perspectives in the Literature on Delirium in Long-Term Care

“Delirium in Long-Term Care” is a new addition to the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/delirium-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence in … Continue reading